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Additional Stimulus Funding Update

It’s been over six-weeks since California State and Local Governments ordered non-essential business closed and issued the “Safer At Home” directive. And by most accounts, the crisis appears to have reached a plateau. We’re not quite “out of the woods” yet on the public health front. But there’s more good news than bad. Which is a huge triumph! Though, regardless of whatever progress we’ve made, I hope you, your family, friends, and loved ones are
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CARES Act Stimulus Package Update

  I hope this update finds you, your family, friends, and loved ones healthy + safe. Navigating our new “stay at home” lives has no doubt been a challenge. But hopefully, you’re adapting. And on the “managing the coronavirus fallout” front, congress officially passed the CARES Act earlier this week. This $2 trillion economic stimulus package runs over 880 pages in length. And it’s positively packed with financial aid and economic relief programs for individuals
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More COVID-19 Financial News Updates, Aid Packages + Governmental Relief Programs

I sincerely hope you and your family are remaining healthy and safe despite the coronavirus’s continued spread. The “new normal” — homeschooling your children, working from a laptop in the corner of your family room + only venturing out for a jog or quick trip the grocery store — is a BIG adjustment. But hopefully, you’re settling into a rhythm. In the meantime, as I predicted, the flood of new information surrounding the coronavirus crisis
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COVID-19 Tax + Financial Update

At the moment, we find ourselves on some pretty shaky ground. And in response, I want to offer my best wishes to everyone out there reeling in the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. I sincerely hope you, your family, friends, and assorted loved ones are all healthy and safe. As we enter this truly unprecedented time in modern history, we’re all feeling unsure (and likely a bit nervous) about what may come. But the reality
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The Tax Consolidation Act of 2020 Promises to “Extend” Tax Savings in the Coming Fiscal Year

Squeezed in just under the wire late last December, alongside the annual government spending bill, The Tax Consolidation Act of 2020 further chips away at Obama Care tax consequences, offers some new tax-savings, and includes extensions on several money-saving tax deductions. More Obama Care Repeals Three key tenets of the Affordable Care Act (ACA — AKA “Obama Care”) were repealed in the Tax Consolidation Act, including: The “Healthcare Tax” has been nixed (California, however, has
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California Establishes An Individual Mandate for Health Insurance Coverage

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – AKA Obama Care – has yet to be totally repealed. And it’s more likely to be replaced rather than canceled without a credible alternative in place. But several key elements of the program have been excised since the Trump Administration won the White House in 2016. This includes removing the penalty for failing to purchase health insurance. The “Individual Mandate,” as it was originally known, required every citizen to
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How Does The Qualified Business Income Deduction (QBI) Benefit Your Real Estate Investments?

There’s no doubt real estate is a lucrative investment! Ownership of income-generating properties has been the seat of many eventually towering fortunes. But the liabilities involved with real estate are considerably larger than other investments. Managing tenants and maintenance, along with property and income taxes are expenses that perpetually eat away at your profit margin. Good News For Real Estate Investors But despite these expenses, there’s some good news for real estate investors on the
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Achieving Peak Financial Fitness

  Yosemite National Park, where I’m pictured in the photo above, is one of California’s greatest natural treasures. This shot was taken across from the half dome at Glacial Point. A stunning viewpoint to say the least! The beauty of Yosemite’s landscape and the majesty of the park’s stunning mountains are truly awe-inspiring. Speaking of Yosemite’s mountains, the park is home several very impressive peaks. That includes Glacial Point, pictured above, which rises over 7,200
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Tax Payers First Act Brings Welcome Reforms to IRS Appeals Process

Few things induce gut-churning panic faster than notice of an IRS audit. It’s a fear to which no taxpayer is immune. But thankfully, the recent passing of the Taxpayer First Act (TFA) is bringing some solace to taxpayers grappling with an IRS audit. Particularly for those appealing an audit. Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals To begin with, the TFA establishes the Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals. This new administrative body is
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Tax Reform Highlights – Business Provisions

Although some have criticized the process, priorities, and policies used in the formulation of this major tax system overhaul, we in the tax and accounting industry anticipated action. After several iterations, we finally got our wish for something—anything—in concrete so that we could get tax plans in place before year end and have answers to the many questions that our clients are asking about what tax reform does to their 2018 tax bill. On December
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